DC Access Donates WiFi to Annual Jazz Gala and Auction for School-within- School program at Peabody

By DC AccessApril 13, 2009Press Releases, WiFi


Washington, DC— For the fourth year in a row, DC Access will donate free Wireless Internet (WiFi) to the annual Jazz Gala and Auction for the School-within-School (SWS) at Peabody School on Stanton Park.

This is the 12th annual Jazz Gala and Auction, which raises funds that are critical to supplementing insufficient funding from DC Public Schools and helping SWS serve the neighborhood’s children. This year’s event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church (3rd and A Streets, SE).

DC Access started donating WiFi to the auction in 2006. Having WiFi access streamlines the auction process, giving organizers access to an online system where they track donations, bidders, winning bids and process payments at the end of the night.

“SWS is an wonderful educational program that makes a huge difference for children and families in our community,” says Martha Huizenga, partner at DC Access. “By donating WiFi to the auction, we’re able to use our technical expertise to give back to the community where we live and work.”

SWS is a teacher-directed DC Public School serving pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students on the Peabody campus. Its mission is to support and develop children’s potential through a child-centered, collaborative teaching and learning environment inspired by the philosophy and practice of the Reggio Schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

About DC Access, LLC 

2009 marks the 10th anniversary of DC Access, which is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Matt Wade and Martha Huizenga. DC Access, which is privately held and headquartered on Capitol Hill, is DC’s first and only Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP). DC Access also provides nationwide web hosting and nationwide dial-up.